March 09, 2009

For those of us who still remember

Explanation for a Resolution on State's Rights

For the second time in my blogger career, I'm going to copy and paste a copyright protected article here. The reason I am doing this is because I believe the enemies of freedom are not stupid. One day they will start locating and isolating the leaders of the Bill of Rights advocacy movement that is now sweeping America. When they do, one of the sites they will eliminate is the one linked above. This article was originally posted at Norfolk County League of Sportsmen's Clubs and belongs wholly and completely to the original writer. Comments and responses need to be directed to the original writer at the original location. I first learned of it through The War on Guns blog.

Here is the text of the article:

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A Resolution Affirming States’ Rights Based on Jeffersonian Principals.
Sunday, March 08, 2009

Let me clarify things a bit on why I’m doing this.

I have no illusions that this will pass even the House, let alone the Senate. It took 30 days for House Council to finally understand it. Judging from the way the resolution was submitted to the House Clerk, I don’t even think my own Rep. sponsored it. That means its "Dead on Arrival". None of this is at all unexpected.

“It does not take a majority to prevail ... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brush fires of freedom in the minds of men.”
- Samuel Adams

Both our Federal and State Government(s), and those that run for office and are "elected" (by the Union lock in this State) and by the voting majority who are on the Federal dole, do not represent us.

These “elected officials” (not Public Servants) are either patently ignorant of our Constitution or simply intellectually dishonest and chose to subvert and destroy it. Obama for example was a Constitutional Lawyer. He knows too well what the Constitution says and also said the document was “imperfect”. He’s going to use every loophole, every tactic, and every ounce of power to subvert it without those attacks being full on assaults.

Most of them are gutless wonders, who do not remember that Government exists only to protect the rights of the people, while they work feverously to destroy and enslave them.

They will not work to restore our Nation or our State to its prior greatness for the reasons that it’s too hard and politically toxic to do so. They’re more afraid of the riots that would break out if they started pulling the Government programs away than they are of us – the law-abiding citizens of Massachusetts.

Resolutions like this one, tell them something. It tells them that:

1. We oppose what they are doing to us
2. A resistance to what they are doing is alive and well
3. Forces them to remember their Constitutional roots and duty
4. Reminds them that the Constitution is still the law of the land

It’s our duty to work within the system of our government to reverse this ugliness, until such a tipping point occurs that it becomes impossible for us to do so.

That tipping point is coming at us more quickly than I would have imagined with the existing Congress and the Obama Administration. Every Administration since 1933 has had a hand in this.

You see, when more than 51% of the people vote to take their complete sustenance and existence from the other 49%, and claim this is their “right”, that they are “entitled”, this is pure tyranny. No less tyranny than King George III. To suggest that we have a duty to obey a law, when the law is unconstitutional, is silliness. (Read: Massachusetts Healthcare Reform or Universal Healthcare.)

Now we have this article from the Wall Street Journal where:

“New and expanded refundable tax credits would raise the fraction of taxpayers paying no income taxes to almost 50% from 38%. This is potentially the most pernicious feature of the president's budget, because it would cement a permanent voting majority with no stake in controlling the cost of general government.”

This is exactly what I am talking about. According to this, if Obama and Congress pass this next budget, America will now have reached that tipping point.

This would be an historic and insanely sad day. Even if you don’t agree with the numbers, the trend is undeniable. A couple of points though. These policies have yet to be passed by Congress, so we’ve not reached these numbers yet and there's still time to work within the system to stop this from happening.

“A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.”
- Thomas Jefferson

"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!"
- Benjamin Franklin, 1759

I love my Country and I love my home State of Massachusetts, but I love our Constitution even more. We must defend it. This House Resolution gives Massachusetts - "that defense", a way out of this mess solidly based upon our Founding Fathers words and actions, should it come to that.
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As many people have already recognized, our country has entered a time of great peril. The same people who drove the "flower power" movement of the Vietnam War era are now in charge of our country. When they were teenagers they held nothing but contempt for the traditions and sacrifices of our forefathers and they still feel the same way.

Don't misunderstand me. I don't blame Barack Obama specifically, nor do I blame his corrupt and unreliable staff. The article above blames FDR, but I personally feel the problem began with John F. Kennedy; the darling of an entire generation who was revered as a saint even as he took our world to the brink of nuclear war in order to gratify his own sense of self-importance. Ever since Kennedy's assassination the government has used one crisis after another to erode freedoms and liberties they were elected into office to protect. The worst, in my opinion, was Bush's abusive and misnamed "Patriot Act".

If Barack Obama really believed in the freedoms he was elected to preserve and restore, his first action would have been repealing the Patriot Act. Instead, he proffered and forced through a stimulus package my grandchildren will still be paying for. He speaks highly of health care reform, but he appointed one of the leading health care industry lobbyists as "health care czar", an unconstitutional position that answers to no one but the president and is not accountable to any check or balance written into our Constitution.

I don't know, and in all honesty, I don't care if the stimulus package is what America really needs. The one thing I do know, and the only thing that does matter, is that the central government has now proven it will not listen to the people of our great country. We the people are the sovereign power in the United States of America. Our elected officials have forgotten that this is our country and it is our sovereign right to run this country into ruin if we so choose! When we demanded that Bush's stimulus bill be blocked, Congress passed it anyway. When we demanded that Obama's stimulus bill be blocked, Congress passed it anyway. There is no excuse for the central government's flat refusal to honor the will of the people.

Where does it stop? At what point will the central government cease and desist from its illegal, immoral, and unauthorized curtailment of our freedoms and liberties? What is next? There can only be one conclusion to this consistent circumvention of the people's stated will: complete and total tyranny! The question is no longer "if" the government will announce the Constitution is no longer valid, because they are already ignoring it! The only question remaining is when they will take the final step and declare themselves permanently in charge and no longer subject to any power higher their own!